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Fourth Gozo Channel ferry to start operating from tomorrow

The fourth Gozo Channel ferry, MV Nikolaos is expected to start operating from tomorrow.

The trips by this boat had stopped for almost two months because of the pandemic in the country.

Meanwhile, Gozo Channel this week will start operating its new summer schedule.

On his Facebook page, Gozo Minister Clint Camilleri said this morning that the fourth ferry, MV Nikoloas has arrived back among the Gozo Channel fleet at the Mgarr harbour in Gozo.

It was announced in a Government statement that over the past weekend, with Monday also being a holiday, just over 35,000 Maltese passengers crossed over between Malta and Gozo. And just over 14,500 vehicles made the crossing between Friday and Tuesday.

These figures have to be considered in light of the fact that travel between the islands has consisted totally of internal tourism, as Malta International Airport has only started operating from today, which means no tourists made the crossing.

All this shows that Malta remains a favourite destination for internal tourism. It was also pointed out that the return, from tomorrow, of the fourth Gozo Channel vessel MV Nikolaos will be helping with more frequent trips between the islands, even when the demand will be increasing.